Community Announcements - playerhayter
A video series by Youtuber VintageBeef, an epic duel between kings and a beautiful painting of death - all this and more in the latest Chivalry Community Brabble.

Community Announcements - playerhayter


Prepare to don your pigskin wetsuits, fair squires and maids! This update we’ve teamed up with the Depth team to bring you exclusive shark-themed content in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.

Watch the video here!

Owners of Depth will unlock the following items:

  • Great Bite, a Vanguard helmet with open/closed variants
  • Deepfang, a replacement for the Morningstar



Both Depth and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare will be available for 50% off on Steam from May 1 - 4. Two Chivalry-themed medieval weapons will also appear in Depth: the Thrusting Spear bangstick and Thrusting Dagger, along with the new map Hillside (originally from Chivalry).

Fixes

  • Drunken Bazaar
    • fixed invisible walls outside final top floor mason spawns.
  • Stoneshill
    • fixed lightshafts colliding with weapons in the barracks.
  • Citadel
    • fixed positioning of burning oil splashes.
      removed BSP cube
  • Cove
    • LTS: repositioned all spawns so they are no longer protected, also increased spawns to 16 per team. Rebuilt lighting.
    • fixed floatylegs and weapon/decal collision on water. Fixed bad collision around torches inside cathedral.
  • Castleassault
    • fix to potential bug where you potentially can't hit the gates from certain angles due to overlapping collision
Community Announcements - playerhayter
Kickboxing, DJs, Kanye and more in the all-new Chivalry community blog.

Community Announcements - Crustacean Soup
New
  • New set of community-made Weapons and Helmets
    • Shark Tooth, a replacement for the Short Spear
    • Chicken Set, a Mason Knight set that replaces the Bearded Axe
    • Ornamental Set, an Agatha Knight set that replaces the Longsword
    • Styrian, A replacement for the Longsword
    • The Kin Slayer, a replacement for the Broadsword
    • Renaissance Rapier, a replacement for the Norse Sword
    • Willbreaker, a replacement for the Greatsword.
    • Shattered Star, a replacement for the Spear

Changes
  • Disable "reversals" code for turn rate cap
    • Reversals: the code that was intended to slow your turn rate cap if you ever change direction. So if you swing right->left, then start going left->right, your turn would be slowed. Mice aren't perfectly accurate, people aren't perfectly accurate with mice, and mice may unintentionally, briefly change directions mid-movement (they're not joysticks!), so this ends up slowing people down without their realizing _why_ they're being slowed
  • fixed mason archer first person camera offset (was too far forward, which was different from every other character including agatha archer)
  • the armour/character model list will no longer have weird ugly spaces if you are not a developer
  • Fixed issue in Bink integration that causes TextureMovies to break when the resolution changes (or, uh, almost every time they start on Linux / OS X)
  • Improved Dev and Bot differentiation vs. normal players in the scoreboard (colors!)
  • Map-driven (Kismet) forced forward spawns will not pause for any reason. Normal forward spawn still pauses if player is hit, or attacks someone
  • Linux: Fix memory leak during and between matches. Also improves OpenGL performance by some undetermined amount (OS X and Linux).
  • Save the resolution setting even if it's a clamped windowed mode setting (e.g. you have a 1920x1080 desktop resolution, set the game's resolution to Windowed/1920x1080; before, it wouldn't save, because that resolution would be clamped to a lower resolution because of the window decorations)
  • Replicate Stamina over to everyone again, compressed in a Byte. Fixes "exertion sound not stopping" bug.
  • Fixed server browser refresh issue in OS X and Linux
  • Proofreading pass on recent strings (since the Fortification Map Contest maps were integrated); conformed new map strings to Canadian English
  • Updated Korean translation, thanks Ki Hun, Sung
  • OS X: Fixed switching to fullscreen so it works the first time
  • OS X: VSync support
  • OS X: Fix mouse wheel moving your aim up and down
  • OS X: Make reverb settings more closely mimic Windows' (affects Ruins most noticeably)

Map changes
  • Crypts
    • Added custom hud. Replaces old draw text, scales to different resolutions now etc. Adds a 2 minute countdown timer on the last 3 enemies. Can be disabled with drawgfx 0 console command (togglehud won't work).
    • cleaned up collision around spawn room a bit
    • Changed 2 minute timer kill of straggler enemies to lava damage type, cooler than them just crumpling instantly.
  • King's Garden
    • added culldistance volume.
    • Fixed some collision issues on first area stairs.
  • Castle Assault
    • fixed wall that had no collision leading to a pit that you couldn’t get out of.
      Set torches and gates to not be completable before the match starts.
      Changed the way the burning wagon material is applied so it should work on servers.
  • Drunken Bazaar
    • Added in blockers to prevent jumping into first mason spawn from nearby roof.
    • Added blockers for Bridge objective Mason spawn to prevent Agatha from being able to walk into their spawn.
    • added blockers around Agatha bridge spawn to prevent shooting in/out of spawn.
    • Fixed a house near the bridge with open doors that was non-enterable (can now enter it)
    • Siege weapons now get destroyed after the objective where they're located is completed.
    • Set destructables to not cast static shadows.
    • Adjusted culldistancevolume settings.
    • Bazaar: fixed the "unkillable" peasant. Gave some peasants some hats.
    • Made hole on the right side of the arch just in front of the first Agatha spawn able to be walked through cleanly.
    • Floaty legs on water fixed.
  • Coldfront
    • changed culldistance volume from walls to the start of the throneroom - wasn't working before.
    • Lowered kernel sizes for post processing.
    • Spawn less snow sprites.
    • Fixed agatha barb skins on mason suicide bots
    • fixed floating pillar torchlight meshes in throneroom
    • texture settings / sizing modifications on some textures
  • Argon's Wall
    • Reduced LTS round time from 20 minutes to the standard 4.
  • Outpost
    • added culldistance volume. Can no longer hit the gate before the caravan has reached it. Adjusted caravan points volume so you need to be on the backside (pushing side) to recieve points. Fixed incorrect chieftain skins and floating flag on top of the tower. Ballista now is destroyed once the caravan reaches the gate.
    • resized some of the cowskull textures
  • Darkforest
    • very slightly modified cart path at the first gate, it was cutting too close on the left briefly at the first gate.
      Overwrote AOCFFA-Darkforest_P with cistern version (was an old version of the map that some server operators were running)
  • Stoneshill
    • FFA and TD: boarded wall windows, deleted ballistae
    • Added blocking volumes around the ceilings in the courtyard.
    • Siege weapons get destroyed when gate is destroyed.
  • Citadel
    • Mason wall spawn (peasant freeing objective) loadout change volume shrunk such that you can no longer use it while you are in the exits
  • Arena
    • fixed flame levers, trigger volume no longer blocks weapons

SDK
  • Pointed all references in Civ-Cove package to Cove.upk because these were duplicate packages. If any modders were using Civ-Cove.upk they should now be using Cove.upk.
  • More tools for TO2 / Modders / Crazy Mappers:
    • Add new sequence actions: GetNumPlayers and GetPlayerAtIndex (should be used in concert to loop over all players in the server)
    • Add a new "CMWMapSpecificHUDInfo" class that lets you create a map-specific HUD for TO2 and such. You can load in any SWF you want, and call functions on it and send data to it all through Kismet (no UnrealScript needed, but you will need some ActionScript in the SWF). It's like magic.
      • Can be disabled with drawgfx 0 console command (togglehud won't work).
Community Announcements - Darbeenbo
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Greetings Noble Lords and Ladies!

The Polycount Arms & Armor contest may be over, but fear not! We are preparing our anvils to start equipping our warriors with an entirely new arsenal of weapons and helmets!.

In the spirit of openness, we are trying to provide content creators with as much information as we can about the sales of items in the UGC store, so that you can make data-driven decisions based on what our players are interested in.


As you can see, there is a large disparity between the highest and lowest selling items, and you can see from the graph that stylistic differences had an influence on this.

Some items that we would love to see and think our players are yearning for:

  • Man-At-Arms Helmets
  • Vanguard Helmets
  • Longbow
  • Warbow
  • Crossbow
  • Heavy Crossbow
  • Short Spear
  • Heavy Javelin
  • Sling
  • Saber
  • Cudgel
  • Broad Dagger
  • Hunting Knife
  • Flanged Mace
  • Morning Star
  • Hatchet
  • War Axe
  • Dane Axe
  • Claymore
  • Warhammer
  • Pole Axe
  • Sword of War
  • Fork
  • Polehammer
  • Quarterstaff
  • Light Flail

Remember though, not all weapons are created equal, in that more popular weapons will most likely sell more.

We’ve settled on the next group of items to be incorporated, and will be looking to the workshop in the coming weeks to choose items beyond that. This will be an ongoing process. Stay tuned for updates coming very soon on the next round. While there is definitely a backlog of quality items that didn’t quite make the cut for the contest, there are still plenty of opportunities to get new items into the game.

Lastly, we would like to know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the whole process of content creation through implementation in game. This is a new process for us, and will be evolving as we continue to learn more.

Community Announcements - Darbeenbo



Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Patch #35 (Mac and Linux Integration)

Brand New Features!


Chivalry is now Available on Linux and OS X!

You've all been asking for it for quite some time, and Torn Banner is happy now deliver! Chivalry can now be played on Mac and Linux machines!


Improving your head-chopping experience is important to us. While we are constantly improving the game, we rely heavily on our players to help us with bug reports. If you notice any issues or have suggestions on how to improve the game, please post on the steam forums or join in on the discussions on the official Torn Banner Forums.




Big list of Fixes!


  • Attempt at mitigating Stoneshill second objective crash
  • invite-accept crash fix; not sure whether reproducible on PC
  • don't do anything with HUD markers etc. until level has finished loading. Fix for issue where icons may not appear on some levels when loading slowly (particularly, Stoneshill)
  • don't let King try to Forward Spawn or switch to Observer (may unintentionally end objective early)
  • when a client loses connection to the host without warning (e.g., because the client's LAN cable was pulled), could call DisableSprint() every frame until it crashed
  • fix issues with throwing fire pots into lava
  • Fix non-alt direction combo feint to parry to riposte to combo issue, wherein that last combo would play Release in non-combo direction despite the riposte coming from non-combo direction as well.
  • Fix flag not being put down correctly when it was just picked up and the previous weapon is still being put down
  • kill the pot if the FX is done. The FX is pooled and if we shutdown _after_ this, we might shut down when someone else has taken that pooled object. The shutdown turns the FX off -> we might turn someone else's FX off
  • stop client pawns from spawning weather emitters on listen server host
  • stop people from using items (E) if they're throwing a throwable
  • If someone joins while a server is paused, unpause for 1 tick (unpause is necessary as part of the player joining process), immediately repause.
  • AdminTournamentMode fixed
  • Fix for server browser "Server Details" query crash
  • Fix buckler phys asset, added a sphere body to cover the boss (the player's hand was slightly sticking through the existing collision body)
  • Slightly realigned shortbow and crossbow skins due to valid complaints lodged here: http://forums.tornbanner.com/showthread.php/22911-New-crossbow-skin-annoying-problem
  • Also temujin and hound swords were slightly misaligned
  • Corrected vertex paint on some spartan foliages (used in various UGC maps)
  • Fix buckler phys asset, added a sphere body to cover the boss (the player's hand was slightly sticking through the existing collision body)
  • Stop player names getting set to "Player123" or such

Other changes

  • Loadout change volume now has a 15 second cooldown
  • Admin login events are now light red (#FF5555 ) in chat. The system PM color is now pale blue (#B2C4E1) instead of cyan (#33FFFF)
  • Added phys asset for workhammer mesh
  • Removed several instances of log spam
  • Reduced amount of data replicated or considered for replication, reducing CPU and bandwidth use for servers
  • Script optimization, reducing (game thread) CPU use for servers and clients
  • Skeletal mesh / animation rendering optimizations
  • DetailMode affects more Pawn effects. Decap distance repurposed as "high detail distance"; this distance is further on High Detail than Medium Detail, etc.
    • don't do blood masks at all in Low detail, or beyond high detail distance - 1 step
    • don't do blood splatter effect unless on High or within high detail distance + 1 step
    • don't do blood decal if MaxActiveDecals setting is 0, or DetailMode is DM_Low, or DetailMode is DM_Medium and we're beyond high detail distance + 1 step
  • modified dummies (console command adddummies / admin adddummies) to constantly attack but not move. Good for parry/riposte testing.
  • Pass over all levels' sound sublevels to move as much into Client-side Kismet as possible. A few were playing ambient sounds continuously off the server, which is kind of expensive. Fixed now with no actual effect on the audible sounds.
  • Animation framerate LODding added. New video config setting to modify this. Server always plays anims at 1/5 rate unless they include root motion

***Linux server should be downloadable now!***


Make sure to join the Chivalry Steam Group for all official updates and events!
http://steamcommunity.com/games/219640

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It's the Steam logo.

$57 million US is a lot of money. So’s $58 million, but I mention $57m specifically because that’s how much Valve have paid out since 2011 to folks who made and sold in-game items for their games. It’s over $57 million dollars from hats, knives, guns, staves, and swords across TF2, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. And those last two games only sell cosmetic items. And that’s after Valve have taken their cut. Crumbs!

Now non-Valve games can join in. The first games opening up a ‘curated’ Steam Workshop bringing items to sale are Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and Dungeon Defenders Eternity.

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PC Gamer

The Steam Workshop is a giant thing, containing over 24,000 Skyrim mods, over 413,000 Portal 2 levels and, for some reason, over 100 Goat Simulator characters and mutators. It's also a profitable thing. Team Fortress 2, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive all have curated Workshops—letting players pick the community-made items that will go on sale in the game.

Valve has now announced that, since the launch of the Workshop in 2011, the total payments to individuals for the creation of in-game items has surpassed $57 million.

Previously, only Valve games had curated item Workshops—something Valve attributes to the "sheer number of challenges required in order to scale to a global audience of creators and players". Seemingly, these hurdles have been overcome, as the Workshop is now hosting curated item Workshops for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and Dungeon Defenders: Eternity.

"Purchases of this great new content directly enables those community members to continue practicing their craft and making more awesome content," writes Valve, before going on to say that they expect more curated Workshops in "the coming weeks and months".

Steam Blog - Valve
When we launched the Workshop late in 2011, we expected that it would grow, but not that it would grow this much, this quickly. So far, the total payments made to individuals for the creation of in-game items sold in Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have passed $57 million. This money was earned by over 1,500 contributors spread out across 75 countries.

New Curated Workshops

The limitation of paid, revenue-generating Workshops to Valve content has been an unfortunate consequence of the sheer number of challenges required in order to scale to a global audience of creators and players. Today we're happy to announce that after a ton of work, the first curated Workshops for non-Valve games have opened: Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.



This is really exciting news and means that more high quality content will be available for the game you love playing. Plus, purchases of this great new content directly enables those community members to continue practicing their craft and making more awesome content.

We expect more curated Workshops to become available for creators and players in various games over the coming weeks and months.

Introducing Revenue Tools For Workshop Authors

The Workshop has continued to grow and a larger number of contributors are now earning revenue from more pieces of content in a wider variety of games. To help answer questions about where revenue is coming from, we're also launching a set of new tools that enable contributors to view real-time sales data for their items as well as view detailed per-item revenue breakdowns and historical statements.



Once you have content accepted into a paid, curated Workshop, you'll see a link to "View Your Revenue" from your "My Workshop Files" page. If you don't have any content accepted yet, now's a great time to get involved!
Community Announcements - DaGGyzo
Greetings,
As pointed out by a few players, there was an issue introduced with the last patch, notably the speed of feinting during a combo. This patch brings the gameplay back to the way it was Pre-UGC patch. We also went ahead and fixed a few more issues.

Patch 34 Hotfix
  • Combo feint time restored to Pre-Patch 34 numbers
  • MOTD works in Duel and TO2
  • "Locked" message in Customization always shows the message for the current tab for less confusion
  • ?modname= works in the server maplist now, allowing servers to switch between mods
  • When running a mod, normal configs are used for non-modded classes
  • MAA "super jump" should no longer be possible.
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